I've tried the ctrl + alt + shift as soon as indd is loading, and nothing. I have been getting the same error message.....
Windows has encountered an error and needs to close the application.
It won't even get past the loading screen of indd.
I have read about deleting the saved info for indd and the preferences, but nothing I have read is for windows 8..it's all for windows 7 or vista.
Nothing has moved in Win 8.
What's the last message you see in the splash screen? What happened BEFORE ID stopped working? A crash? Something else? Do you have a crash report in Event Viewer?
Did you get a confirmation dialog to replace the prefs when you tried?